Industry (or City of Industry) is a city in the San Gabriel Valley section of Los Angeles County, California, United States. It was incorporated June 18, 1957. The population was 777 at the 2000 census. The city was incorporated to prevent surrounding cities from annexing industrial land for tax revenue. The City of Industry has no business taxes and is primarily funded through retail sales tax from shopping centers located within the city limits. In addition, there is a revenue-generating hillside hotel resort, known as the Pacific Palms Resort, which is almost completely surrounded by the city of La Puente but actually located in the City of Industry. The headquarters for Hot Topic, Newegg.com, and Engineering Model Associates/Plastruct are among some of the premier companies located in Industry.
The Homestead Museum is located in the City of Industry.
Industry is the home of the Puente Hills Mall, a major shopping center that was the Twin Pines Mall in the Back to the Future movie series. Adjacent to the mall's property is a SpeedZone entertainment center, which was featured in a prominent scene of Kevin Smith's Clerks II.
It also features a McDonald's restaurant that is used strictly for filming movies and commercials. Also in Industry is Vineland Drive-In, one of only two operating drive-in theaters in Los Angeles and Orange County.
The city's zoning is devoted to business: 92% is Industrial, 8% is Commercial. The city is home to over 2,200 businesses and employs more than 80,000 people. The city of Industry has no business taxes and is primarily funded through retail sales tax from shopping centers located within the city limits.
The city is served by three separate school districts: